No release for journalist Andrej Skurko after three months in detention

Andrej Skurko, a prominent journalist and the head of the online publication Naša Niva’s advertising and marketing department, was not released on October 17 after a three-month detention.


Siarhei Niarouny's trial over extremism postponed to Wednesday

The trial of journalist Siarhei Niarouny detained over the weekend and accused of distributing extremist materials has started in Krychau.


Judge rejects appeal against Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist’s detention

A judge of the Partyzanski District Court in Minsk on Wednesday turned down an appeal against the detention of Hienadź Mažejka, a reporter for the Belarus version of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.


Foreign ministers of Belarus, Russia discuss functioning of media outlets

Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makiej and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, discussed the functioning of Belarusian media outlets in Russia and Russian media outlets in Belarus during their meeting in Minsk on Thursday.


Webinar: Photojournalism in the digital age / 25-26 October

Webinars: “Trust in media: Photojournalism in the digital age” where will discuss the role of photojournalists, the challenges many of them are facing and how to mitigate risks to health and safety.


Belarus: EFJ Annual Meeting adopted resolution in solidarity with BAJ

The annual meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, on 8-9 October, unanimously adopted a resolution on the dissolution of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), an EFJ affiliate.


Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist criminally charged in Belarus

Henadz Mazheyka, a journalist of Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus, has been charged with two articles of the Criminal Code: inciting social hatred or discord and insulting a government official. Henadz is in the Zhodzina pre-trial detention center quarantined for coronavirus, he cannot be visited by lawyers and relatives, care packages are not allowed.


Authorities asked to restore access to website of Russian newspaper’s Belarusian edition

Minsk, 7 October. The Belarusian information ministry announced on Thursday that it would consider a request for restoring access to, the website of the Belarus version of Russia’s newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. 


Fresh criminal case opened against ТУТ.бай journalists, executives

The Investigative Committee of Belarus has opened a fresh criminal case against journalists and executives with ТУТ.бай, once the country’s largest independent news outlet that was crushed by the authorities earlier this year.